Newark, NJ –- August 15, 2017 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson, Newark Community Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Aisha Glover, and Walker’s Legacy Foundation Founder and CEO Natalie Madeira Cofield will hold a graduation ceremony for the “Moms Who Hustle” entrepreneurship program on Wednesday, August 16, at 6 p.m., at Gateway Project Spaces, at 2 Gateway Center, in downtown Newark.
The 12-week program is designed to help Newark residents who are single, low-income, millennial mothers, become businesswomen. Many single mothers lack the resources and/or networking opportunities to take their business and overall entrepreneurial confidence to the next level. Moms Who Hustle has provided mothers who are Newark residents with the tools necessary to achieve economic stability. The skills these mothers gain will benefit them, as well as their families and the community.
The class provided participants with on-site childcare, access to financial planning tools, and entrepreneurial insight. Additional resources are available to participants through the Walker’s Legacy App.
About Walker’s Legacy Foundation: Walker’s Legacy is a multimedia organization committed to the cultivation of an ecosystem of access designed to inspire, equip, and engage a global network of emerging and established business-women of color. Walker’s Legacy, and sister company The Walker’s Legacy Foundation (WLF), is guided by the philanthropic legacy of Madam C. J. Walker and her cause of economic empowerment for women funded through her entrepreneurial successes. The Walker’s Legacy Foundation focuses programming to support single mothers, university and college-age women, and micro-enterprises.
Who: Mayor Ras J. Baraka
Deputy Mayor of Economic and Housing Development Baye Adofo-Wilson
Newark Community Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Aisha Glover
Walker’s Legacy Foundation Founder and CEO Natalie Madeira Cofield
What: Will hold a graduation ceremony for the participants of the “Moms Who Hustle” entrepreneurship program.
When: Wednesday, August 16
Where: Gateway Project Spaces
2 Gateway Center
MEDIA NOTE: Media parking will be available in nearby streets and lots.
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